None of us are broken.
We are all more alike than different. We all yearn to feel a sense of connection, belonging, worthiness, and feeling good enough. None of us are truly broken or in need of 'fixing'. Every single person I have ever worked with has had a profound story with excerpts of beauty and pain—and when each of these parts of us can feel seen and heard with equal amounts of compassion and acceptance, our capacity to grow flourishes. Within each of us lies an abundance of resources, I promise.
I help my clients reconnect to and cultivate their inner resources through somatic, trauma-informed, yoga-informed psychotherapy, consultation, and workshops.
As an individual, I believe in the benefits of curiosity, playfulness, connection, and dancing on the edge of my comfort zone.
As a psychotherapist and consultant, I balance excitement for current neurobiological research with a deep respect for the innate wisdom of the body. I blend 15 years of experience in the mental health field with the healing properties of somatics and yoga to help my clients navigate a range of personal challenges, including trauma, empathy fatigue, the development of authentic interpersonal connections, and more.
I do this by guiding clients toward connecting with their inner resources, a necessary step in cultivating wholeness, resiliency, and a strong mind-body connection. I always prioritize building a safe, inclusive, supportive environment where my clients can expect sensitivity and encouragement as they feel their way through newfound experiences.
I received an Honours Bachelor of Science, with distinction, in the Psychology Specialist program from the University of Toronto in 2008. In 2011, I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University. My deepening love of yoga led me to obtain my 200-hour Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training with DevaTree in 2015.
As a life-long learner, I am constantly reading, participating in courses/training, and exploring my own personal work (svadhyaya). I have specialized training and focus in nervous system health, restorative yoga, trauma-informed mindfulness, and Jane Clapp's Movement for Trauma (level 2). I am currently pursuing my Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner certification.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.